The Christmas Song :: The Raveonettes

The Christmas Song is a holiday number by the Danish indie rock duo, The Raveonettes. The Raveonettes consists of Sune Rose Wagner on guitar, instruments, and vocals, and Sharin Foo on bass, guitar and vocals. Their music is characterized by close two-part vocal harmonies inspired by The Everly Brothers coupled with hard-edged electric guitar overlaid with liberal doses of noise.Their songs juxtapose the structural and chordal simplicity of ’50s and ’60s rock with intense electric instrumentation, driving beats, and often dark lyrical content (e.g., crime, drugs, murder, suicide, love, lust, and betrayal), similar to another of the band’s influences, The Velvet Underground. Here, though, they hit the holidays with a slightly lighter tune, lyrically speaking, more on the lines of Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).

The song was featured in the holiday movie, Christmas With The Kranks, and on their holiday release, Wishing You a Rave Christmas.

Editor’s Note: I love the 60’s Surf music influence here mixed with the bittersweet lyrics of wishing for someone to stay. I love a little melancholy in my holiday music sometimes. The sentiments remind me of a December a few years past when I had to leave a city I was living in, one I had not had near enough time in, to go back “home”. I remember seeing the city in my rear view mirror, glitter lights saying something akin to “could have been”, and feeling like I gave up too soon. I suppose some things we will never know for certain.

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5 thoughts on “I wish that I could stay :: VOTD (The Holiday Edition)

  1. Love this song! Listed it on my mix of awesome holiday songs on my blog too:)
    This is embarrassing but I hadn’t seen/heard this on Christmas with the Kranks but rather one of The O.C Chrismukkah albums or whatever/however you spell that.

      1. LOVE Seth Cohen and love that we keep popping up with the sames tastes(Ravonettes & Seth!).
        Adam Brody is so underrated and always underused in what he’s cast in. I don’t really watch the New Girl but I read he’s going to guest on it so I’ll have to tune in!

      2. YES SETH COHEN LOVE!!!

        I so agree about Adam Brody. I’m always surprised he isn’t cast more than he is. Did you see/like the film In the Land of Women? I feel like it was underrated, just as he is.

        Thanks for the tip about him and New Girl…I watched it first season and then lost track/interest…I will have to tune back in.

        We do have simpatico taste!! Yay!

      3. I L O V E In the Land of Women. It and he are super underrated. I’d say it’s one of favorite movies actually.

        When Scream 4 was announced I was excited despite his part looking small. When I saw it I was bummed not that it was so small but how he was underused. He could have had much funnier scenes, otherwise what is the point?

        Did you see The Oranges? Another okay enough movie but smaller part for him…he can do much more.

        I also loved Jennifer’s Body. I know it’s unpopular but I really enjoyed it & felt that the slang in the movie was taken too seriously/misunderstood by people and audiences just didn’t get it. He was awesome in it.

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